The Harlem Blues Project has been a staple on the New York City Blues scene for over a decade.
Led by Jerry Dugger on bass and vocals, and joined by David ”Doc“ French, Barry Harrison, Junior Mac, they bring together the best of New York City’s Blues talent.
The band is geared toward historic, rhythmic, listenable, and danceable Blues. Audience participation is expected, as it enhances the total experience. You’re guaranteed a funky, bumpin, jumping good time.
Jerry Dugger, bass
Barry Harrison, drumc
Jr. Mack, guitar & vocal
David "Doc" French, guitar & vocal
Jerry was raised in Harlem and caught the music bug early in life. He was introduced to the NewYork City Blues scene by way of the now infamous Dan Lynch Blues Bar.
Jerry spentthirteen years learning to play Bass and sing, while also hosting the Saturday and Sunday Blues Jams.
Jerry Shared his stage with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton and many more influential Blues Artists.
His Bass baritone voice and thunderous bass playing have earned him a place in New York's Blues Hall of Fame.
DAVID “DOC” FRENCH
For the past forty plus years, guitarist Dave ‘Doc’ French has been a fixture of the Big Apple blues scene playing what he calls “City Blues, New York Style”.
Best known as leader of the long-running band French Cookin’, Doc has performed in suchiconicManhattan venues as The Bitter End and held a ten year residency at Lucille’s Grill inTimes Square and they were inducted into The New York Blues Hall of Fame in 2015
Junior Mack, a New York Blues Hal lof Fame inductee,deftly displays his influences, his playing lies in the soulfulness of Gospel and Blues.
An opportunity to play for the late Pops Staples and the encouraging reaction from both Pops and Mavis Staples was the first in a chain of eventsthat drove Mack to present his interpretation of the blues to a wider audience.
He has sat in or worked with The Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Dickey Betts, and Honeyboy Edwards.
Barry Harrison, a New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee, spent five and a half years with thelegendary Johnny Copeland, and after his passing, Harrison went on to spend six years workingwith his daughter, Shemekia Copeland. He has also worked with Sonny Rhodes, Eddie Kirkland, Phil Guy, and Lonnie Shields.